I had an idea I wanted to make life-size doll quilts for my granddaughters. I taped several pieces of paper together and began to draw. I painted their faces with acrylic paint onto fabric then used fusible web to put the body and skirt on the fabric. The overall design was raw-edged appliqued.
I had put so much effort into making these quilts for the girls that I went ahead and finished them completely even though I didn't like them once they were finished. I think what bothers me most is the white background. The doll figure would look better, I believe, on a solid color other than white.
The girls loved their quilts, though, and since it was a cold and rainy day, they enjoyed snuggling under their girly quilts while we played games and watched movies.
I think I will try this again, but instead of trying to make such a young girl, I will worry less about open eyes and lips and go for a more sleek and modern design.
What do you think?
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